- Pakistan Army is a highly disciplined force and has also a foolproof mechanism to identify anyone that breaches the trust of its leadership and hold him accuntable. Arrest of the Brigadier must convince anyone in the world of Pakistan Army and its leadership's unequivocal resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism and expose those having any any sort of links with those who are destabilizing the country.
And that struggle of the Pakistani nation is becoming all the more difficult, firstly by the rampant religious profiling of the western polities and states, and secondly by letting loose even known extremist organisations on their own soils, instead of hobbling and leashing them. This atrocious profiling of theirs is spurring a backlash from the Muslim fraternity by way of anger that is leading up to more recruits for extremists and fanatics. And since Pakistan has been turned into their bull’s eye by western religious profilers, this backlash is severer both for the Pakistani state and its predominantly moderate polity. More and more people, particularly the younger generation, are getting radicalized variously. Adding to this nation’s woes are certain quizzical actions of the western states, like Britain’s to let a known extremist organisation like Hizbul Tehrir to keep functioning from its base there without any constraint or hindrance. While the outfit stands outlawed in Pakistan, it operates all free in Britain, where a reformed member of the outfit says it focuses as well on enlisting and indoctrinating the young Pakistani military officers under training in prestigious British Sandhurst military academy to subsequently infest their military formations back home.Whatever it is, the vicious virus of religious extremism and stridency originally vegetated maliciously by CIA has become our Achilles heel and a hurtful albatross round our necks and hence our problem. It has banefully infested every walk of our national life and every segment of our polity. Military is no exception, as its personnel, even if sparingly, have been found involved in violent acts of extremism. We have to get rid of this scourge at any rate. An overall purge is necessarily called for in the greater interest of our polity’s health, stability and cohesion.